Brent Chapman has caught two fish in three casts since his move. The second one was another 3-pounder and now gives him 15 pounds. Both bass have been caught on the 3/4-ounce War Eagle spinnerbait. It's been a long time since a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament has been won on a spinnerbait.
David Walker fished in this outcropping for 20 minutes and then slalomed downstream to try his luck on the other side. He's working the bank letting the current take him south.
David Walker looks for a way to get through the treacherous gap.
Brent Chapman told us he was "going below the bridge" and took off. Well, he ran below the bridge, all right. He stopped near the power lines, about a mile from the Tallapoosa River.
Found Steve Kennedy a ways down from the dam. Then, suddenly, David Walker shows up. It's getting interesting at Jordan Dam. I'm headed back to the dam to see what Walker is up to.
No action from Edwin Evers, but Tommy Biffle just zipped through here. He obviously was fishing even a bit farther up the Tallapoosa than Evers.
Steve Kennedy is fishing right below the dam. He caught two small fish, and both went right back into the river.
Edwin Evers just threw us a major curveball. He decided to make a 12-mile run up the Tallapoosa River, which is uncharted territory for Darren Jacobson and me. Even our boat driver, Pike Road's very own Matt Chambliss, isn't exactly sure where we are. We crossed underneath the Highway 231 bridge and settled on a spot about three miles upriver near a big sandbar. There are a couple of sunbathers out, probably wondering what we're doing out here. Following the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points leader, that's all.
I drove to the Jordan Dam to see if I could catch a glimpse of Steve Kennedy. From my perspective, sadly, no. I can see what I believe is Seigo Saito in a camera boat, so I know I'm close.